Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A small number of counties, most in the Southeast, have over half of new rural covid-19 cases; see county-level data

Rural covid-19 hotspots (Daily Yonder map; click the image to enlarge it or click here for the interactive version.)
"More than half of the latest new covid-19 cases in rural America came from a small number of hotspot counties, most of which are in the Southeastern United States," Tim Murphy and Tim Marema report for The Daily Yonder. "A total of 138 rural counties accounted for approximately 11,300 of the 18,400 new cases originating in rural areas from June 14-21. Those localities represent just 7 percent of rural counties but over 50% of new cases. Seventy-seven of the hotspot counties are in the Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia."

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